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Pilbara residents are being warned to brace for a tropical cyclone that could hit coastal areas mid-next week.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued a cyclone watch advice for people living on the Pilbara coast between Pardoo and Onslow, which includes Port Hedland and surrounding areas.

The latest Bureau of Meteorology forecast suggests a tropical low off the WA coast could develop into a tropical cyclone by Wednesday.

People in area are advised to prepare their home and family for a possible cyclone.

The tropical low is currently about 30km south south-east of Broome and 455km east north-east of Port Hedland.

It is moving south-west at 10km/h parallel to the coast.

Gales are not expected in coastal areas within the next 24 hours, but if the system does reach cyclone intensity then gales could develop between Pardoo and Onslow on Wednesday.

Those affected should review their cyclone plan, prepare their home inside and out, organise an emergency kit and keep up today with community alerts.